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Bordentown residents will have the opportunity to partake in a guided tour at Fernbrook Farms this weekend. The tour will take place on June 15 and run from 10 a.m. – noon. The program will begin at the 1760 Inn and will be led by host/guide Brian Kuser. Fernbrook Farms is a multifaceted 230-acre preserved […]

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Bordentown Township Police officials have reported an update on four construction laborers who suffered serious injuries after falling 50 feet when scaffolding collapsed at a worksite in the township. Township police officials reported that on June 5 at approximately 12:25 pm, the department’s officials responded to the Team Campus Phase II construction site, which is […]

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The Bordentown City Farmers’ Market is back this year. The 10th year will be celebrated with a new market manager in Hillery Lamb and  an assistant manager in Sruti Desai. The market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carslake Community Center, which is located at 207 Crosswicks Street in Bordentown […]

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A decision to approve or deny an application for the height variance of a warehouse proposed to be constructed on Railroad Avenue was adjourned until July by the Florence Township Zoning Board of Adjustment. The motion to adjourn the meeting without a decision for approval or denial on the application came at a June 6 […]

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The Bordentown Regional Middle School community celebrated an initiative to encourage new ways of learning with the installation of an outdoor classroom. Bordentown municipal officials, school district members and students gathered for an introduction ceremony to open the newest addition to the middle school, which was held on June 5 at the outdoor classroom site. […]

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The Florence Township Council passed an ordinance to approve a long-term tax abatement for the expansion of the Burlington Stores corporate headquarters along Route 130. The decision from the council came at a June 5 meeting to approve an $18.8 million payment-in-lieu-taxes (PILOT) agreement over the course of 30 years with Burlington Stores. Burlington stores […]

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Florence Township officials recently announced that it is the recipient of grant money to fund a project planned to transform abandoned property into a pathway for residents to enjoy. The announcement came from township officials on May 30 when the municipality said it received $562,000 in federal funding from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission […]

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The Florence Township Council passed an ordinance that will set regulations for homeowners wanting to install electronic pet containment fences on their property. The decision to approve the ordinance came from the council at a June 5 meeting. During that meeting, the municipality passed guidelines for the electronic equipment following multiple cases reported in the […]

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The Bordentown Historical Society embarked on a recent project to enhance multiple features at their Friends Meeting House site on Farnsworth Avenue. But the Bordentown Historiacl Society is now encouraging local patrons to help out any way they can. After the historical society completed an award winning $90,000 project to build, repair and restore the […]

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The Bordentown Historical Society typically dedicates its time and efforts toward recognizing the people and organizations that have contributed to the area’s storied past. But but it was the Bordentown Historical Society that was, in turn, the one to be recognized in May. In acknowledgment of the historical society’s commitment to enhancing and maintaining the […]

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For American boys’ and girls’ soccer players under the age of 13, there is no United States Youth Soccer National Championship. But there is a de facto national championship. The Premier SuperCopa. The event’s website even bills it as, “America’s Championship.” And in 2019, a Monmouth County girls’ team will play in it. From June […]

As a freshman, Noah Lin took over as the starting goalkeeper for the Montgomery High School boys’ lacrosse team late in the 2017 season and helped the Cougars win a Group 4 state championship.

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Daniel J. Passafiume, 96, of Parlin, passed away on June 11, 2019, at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge. Passafiume was born in Newark where he worked for the Newark Board of Education for more than 30 years as a carpenter foreman and volunteered as an officer in the Heavy Rescue Squad. Passafiume enlisted […] Read more

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By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 11% of American children ages 4-17 have the disorder, which can result in children who are overactive, inattentive and impulsive. Children with ADHD are more likely to experience […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based architect Bob Hillier has completed projects in 34 countries throughout the world. And yet, the Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumnus never has left the college campus. Never leaving Princeton University emotionally goes without saying. It is a syndrome shared by tens of thousands of alumni as evidenced annually at the […]

By Pam Hersh “Are you for real?” That was my reaction to a young woman shopping on Palmer Square on Saturday, when she asked me, “Why the parade today?” and “What’s with all the flags?” She was referring to the just completed “Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade” and the bag of mini American flags […]

By Pam J. Hersh Bob Cawley, Barbara Sigmund, Marvin Reed, Joe O’Neill, Mildred Trotman, Yina Moore, Jack Wallace, Jay Bleiman, Josie Hall, Win Pike, Gail Firestone, Kate Litvak, Dick Woodbridge, Larry Glasberg, Phyllis Marchand, Michele Tuck-Ponder (both before and after she added Ponder to her name), Bernie Miller, Chad Goerner, Liz Lempert – what do […]

By Kristy Champignon, L.P.C., L.M.H.C., A.C.S.  The tween and early teen years are a time of change, growth and discovery, often filled with intense emotions.  To cope with these emotions, an increasing number of children in this age group are turning to non-suicidal self-injury, deliberately hurting themselves to provide relief or express themselves.  In fact, […]

By Pam Hersh Mother’s Day brings a tear and a smile to Princetonian Lynne Cannon, the mother of Kate “Katie” Cannon. The tears are due to the fact Katie – Dr. Kathryn Cannon Hughes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and herself a mother of two toddlers – died in November 2017 at the age of 36 from acute […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based artist Sydney Anne Neuwirth has no problem talking about her age. During a conversation last week, in front of one of her art pieces at the Cranbury Station Gallery in Princeton’s Palmer Square, she told me, “I am 84 years old – and that’s just fine with me. Nowadays, women artists […]

By Evan Katzel, M.D. Many women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer opt for reconstructive surgery to help rebuild the shape and look of their breast. And while reconstruction techniques vary greatly depending on the unique needs of each woman, the goal is largely the same – to restore self-image, self-confidence and quality […]

By Pam J. Hersh On Thursday, April 18, at a Princeton University reception, I learned the following: the words “mentor” and “mensch” might be etymologically related; no one has the heart or guts to eat cookies in the shape of a Chicago Cubs baseball and in the image of the Cubs’ greatest New Jersey fan; […]

By Pam Hersh Before municipal consolidation, Princetonians continually agitated over the donut-and-hole controversy – often leaving a bitter taste in one’s mouth, very different from the taste of the donuts and holes found at Princeton’s two Dunkin’ stores. Since that controversy has settled down, perhaps it is time that our elected officials tackle another not-so-sweet […]

By Pam Hersh My favorite people-watching perch in town – the front window stool of Starbucks overlooking the sidewalk of Nassau Street – has trained me in a new profession. I have become a fundraising consultant to individuals soliciting money from strangers on Nassau Street, an enterprise that takes place each weekend directly in front […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

Casper opened its first Edison retail store, the Casper Sleep Shop, on the first floor of Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road, off Route 1, Edison. Visitors can shop Casper’s sleep offerings and even book a nap to experience the products in one of the store’s miniature homes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. […]

Comcast announced the official opening of the first Middlesex County Xfinity Retail Store, located in the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. The 12th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey is a 4,400 square-foot center. In addition to the latest mobile devices and top-of-the-line mobile accessories, retail offerings at the East […]

North American Properties (NAP) announced that industry veteran Mark J. Fetah has joined the firm as senior vice president/director for the Riverton Master Planned Projects, a $2.5 billion, 5 million-square-foot mixed-use development comprised of 400 acres on the Raritan River in Sayreville. Fetah is a hands-on real estate development and construction veteran who has delivered […]

Cyndi Bleier, Amboy Bank senior vice president and general counsel, accepts her award as the 2019 winner of the General Counsel of the Year Awards in the Private Company with Revenue Over $500 Million category. Presented by NJBIZ, the awards honor the state’s most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers who are making an […]

CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, announced that Dr. Margaret Dufreney has joined its OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Specialists of CentraState. A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dufreney specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth, with a special interest in preventative care, management of abnormal uterine bleeding and pap smears, […]